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When you first start a business, it’s important to watch every penny of spending and keep expenses as low as possible. As your business expands, though, you’ll be able to invest more back into both your operations and your facilities. Here are four upgrades you should consider making to your business premises when you’re financially ready.
A Nice Conference Room
If you hold regular meetings with your employees or potential clients, a luxurious conference room can be a very sensible expense. Having a nicer meeting place will allow you to impress clients and create a professional atmosphere for your staff, both of which will result in improved outcomes for your business. Don’t be afraid to splurge a bit, as you’ll be spending lots of time doing business in this space.
Outdoor Areas for Staff
If your building sits on a property with some outdoor space, you might consider converting some of the land into a small outdoor area for your staff. Outdoor seating and a canopy for some shade are both reasonably inexpensive and will give your staff a nice place to take breaks in pleasant weather. You should also invest in some commercial fencing to keep your company’s outdoor space private.
If you moved into an existing building, there’s a good chance that the lighting fixtures in your office are old and outdated. Upgrading to something more modern will create a nicer environment for your staff to work in. Low-energy bulbs and fixtures may also help to lower your electricity bills and potentially save you money in the long run.
Improved Break Room
A happy staff is a productive staff, and few things will make your staff happier than having a nicer break room. Improving your break room doesn’t have to cost a fortune, but some nicer chairs, a new coat of paint and a piece or two of tasteful wall art can make a huge difference. If it fits with your company culture, you might even consider a pool or foosball table for your employees to have a bit of fun with during downtime.
These are only a few of the many upgrades you may want to make once your business begins to hit its stride. Remember to tailor upgrades to your needs and budget, since not every business will need to make the same investments. Over time, you can gradually improve your premises and make your company’s physical location something you can be proud of.
Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.
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